Advance Care Planning

Something We all Need to Think About

None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. A health crisis may affect you or a family member at any time.

Advance care planning allows you to have a say in the health care you will receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. It is a way to reflect on your values, beliefs and wishes so that you can make your own health care decisions. By discussing and documenting your wishes with your loved ones, health care team and family physician, they will be better able to act on your behalf.

Salt Spring Hospice offers you:

– Our extensive hospice library – pick up the “how to” booklet “My Voice” and ask for assistance with building your advance care plan can help in this process. “My Voice” is available at our  hospice office.

– Our trained volunteers are available to do presentations to community groups and small gatherings.


Helpful Links:

My Speakup Plan by the Cdn Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Advance Care Plan – What to Include

Questions to think about when planning your future health care needs

Vancouver Island Advance Care Planning: Resource Page

Island Health Advance Care Planning


Helpful Videos:

CHPCA’s little video lays out the steps to make your Advance Care Plan. “Five Steps of Advance Care Planning”

“Consider the Conversation” in its full length is available for loan from Salt Spring Hospice, see the award winning documentary’s trailer.   Begin the conversation about Advance Care Planning.

“In My Time of Dying” a enlightening and uplifting documentary that explores the way we approach the end of life.  This  is a unique and important conversation about how we meet death, how we support our loved ones in their time of dying, how we cultivate hope in these times, and how to engage in conversations that seem too painful to broach.